THE ROLLING STONES CHRONICLE

2019

You're too deep in, you can't get out




    January 11, 2019: Keith Richards posts a Happy New Year's greeting from Turks & Caicos.

 
Ron Wood & Keith Richards (January 2019): The current state of the Stones' album-in-progress

Ron: It's gradually moving forward... The thing is the songs are taking their own shape. We're trying to get the Jagger/Richards thing to flow normally again (laughs). And so whatever they're doing, let them resume and we'll carry on. Me and Charlie will get our call-up papers and say OK we're ready, let's go and cut the songs

Keith: Sometimes it’s not as much writing as listening to what’s been written and figuring it out, and honing and all kinds of stuff... (laughs) It’s very boring. It’s like a carpentry shop.

 
Keith Richards & Ron Wood (January 17-19, 2019): The Stones going back into the studio

Keith: At the moment the Stones are going into the studio next week and so I'm preparing for that, for a few days, to see what we've got. 'Cause we've been working away for - over the year Mick and I have been together several times. And a big sound that we've put together, quite an accumulation of stuff, so we're going to take it in the studio with the best of the boys and see what happens.

Ron: We're getting ready for recording in L.A. in about a week's time, and then getting ready to tour.



    January 19, 2019: Ronnie appears on UK TV with Jimmy White and Ronnie O'Sullivan to discuss
        the snooker masters semi-final in London, England.

 
Keith Richards (January 2019): Another tour

I mean, hey, how bad can it be? You get up there and do what you love to do, and fortunately so do millions of others. It’s not something to turn your nose up at, you know. And it’s what I do. It’s the way the band feels. You can only do this if everybody is absolutely on. And the fact that they all are is an incredible tribute to the lads. They just want to do it.


    January 26, 2019: Ron Wood and Rod Stewart eat out at a French restaurant in London.


January 30, 2019: Mick Jagger posts a video online of himself recording.


Late January/early February-c. February 20, 2019: The Rolling Stones hold recording sessions
    in Los Angeles.



    February 5, 2019: Charlie Watts attends drummer Hal Blaine's 90th birthday party in Los Angeles
        and is interviewed for an upcoming documentary.



    February 9, 2019: Keith Richards goes to actress Jennifer Aniston's birthday part at the Sunset
        Tower Hotel in Los Angeles.


    February 10, 2019: Mick Jagger attends Universal Music's Grammy Awards after-party in Los
        Angeles.



February 11, 2019: The Rolling Stones announce they're adding a Canadian date in Ontario for
    the upcoming North American tour.



    February 17, 2019: Ron Wood eats out at Craig's restaurant in Los Angeles.


    February 22, 2019: Mick Jagger eats out at Nobu in Los Angeles, with Leo DiCaprio and Lady
        Gaga, then the trio attend the Creative Artists Agency's pre-Oscar party at the San Vincente
        Bungalows in West Hollywood, along with Al Pacino, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Jennifer
        Aniston among others.



    February 26, 2019: Mick Jagger attends a party at the Fleur Room at the Moxy Hotel in Chelsea,
        New York City, to celebrate the ballet-in-the-works based on Rolling Stones songs, Porte
        Rouge, that Melanie Hamrick is producing.



    February 27, 2019: Mick Jagger and Melanie Hamrick continue celebrations with a dinner party
        at the restaurant The Pool in New York City.


 
Mick Jagger (February 27, 2019): Porte Rouge

Melanie had the idea to do the ballet and she’s choreographing it and she chose the songs to be honest. We discussed a few alternatives – but she really chose them. Part of my job is to make sure that they all run together smoothly, do the links and the edits so they work together. So they flow nicely and the highs and lows go together and the keys work going from one song to the next–that sort of thing. (…) We added bits of sound effects for the ballet but I mean it’s all music that’s already quite well-known songs.



    March 14, 2019: Ron Wood attends a fundraising gala at The Roundhouse in London, England,
        and plays onstage with musicians including Seal and Beverly Knight for the event.



March 15, 2019: The Rolling Stones' Exhibitionism opens at TOC Gotanda Messe in Tokyo,
    Japan.



























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